Gadsden’s Toronto Vintage Clothing Show – Fall

Just in time for winter.
Fifties girl Great stock, top dealers, super venue. The 2016 Fall edition promises even more – excellent range and variety in vintage clothing, jewellery and fashion accessories, as well as old textiles, linens, fabrics and quilts. Visitors will meet more than 30 top Ontario and Quebec dealers in vintage fashion and textiles. The Wychwood Vintage show has become a hot-spot for fashion conscious vintage shoppers from across the city.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Wychwood Barns

601 Christie Street

Toronto, Ontario, M6G 4C7

Hours: Sunday, October 30, 10am – 5pm

Admission Adults $10.00, Children 12 and under no charge


Meet 30 top Vintage dealers on October 30, including:


Cyndy Calder, The Bead Goes On…, Toronto

“Just a small sample of the types of things I will be bringing to the October Wychwood Clothing Show. Lots of antique and vintage jewellery, day and evening bags, shoes, belts, small selection of clothing, furs – booth #25, The Bead Goes On…. Follow on IG for more updates.” thebeadgoesontoronto….
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“I’ll have some great Sherman jewellery at Wychwood, October 30th, 10-5, booth#25. My silver display case is full, with lots of interesting pieces.”


Victoria Watson, Claimed Vintage, Mississauga
“When I was younger, I loved to wear my mom’s old mini dresses and skirts to school. I was always interested in vintage style and enjoyed shopping at second hand and consignment stores, but never knew how to make it more than a hobby. This past year when I scored a vintage Valentino dress, not my size sadly, I realized I could always buy these great pieces and sell them at Vintage shows.

The photos are of some of my recent finds.

Sonya Hardman, North49 Vintage, Peterborough, ON
North49 Vintage specializes in curating the most fashionable, fun and fantastic pieces to be found anywhere North of the 49th Parallel. Owner Sonya Hardman opened North49 Vintage on Etsy in 2014, to share her passion for mid-century design with other collectors. Sourcing only the finest items from the 1950′s, 60′s and 70′s, Sonya chooses pieces that best reflect the style and sentimentality of this era. She takes her customers back in time with a unique collection of furniture, lighting and vintage apparel. At the Wychwood show, North49 Vintage will showcase mid-century jewellery, millinery (hats), handbags, men’s and women’s clothing, linens, and sewing notions. Visit us online:

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Miriam Sarkis, Styles by Miriam, Markham
“Vintage is so easy to love because it’s unique; each and every piece has a different story. Finding an amazing vintage piece is like hitting the jackpot – you literally feel like you found treasure, because you did! I love giving people that feeling when shopping with me and am looking forward to my second show in the Fall! I’ll have a variety of new pieces from all eras including sweaters, jackets, dresses, designer, boots and more.”

Angela McCool Vintage, Toronto
Yes I have a fantastic collection of antique beads I’m going to showcase at your Wychwood show.
I bought an entire filing cabinet of loose beads from the estate of an antique dealer. This collection was well known in the industry.

I’ve had them for 2 years and couldn’t bring myself to sort and price this overwhelming collection but this is the push I needed, thanks!

Victoria Dinnick, Gadabout, Toronto
A veteran vintage dealer with a very large stock of great fashion pieces, Victoria sent some recent photos.

Samantha Howard Vintage, Torontowychwood.grid.fall.2015
Samantha is a second generation collector and dealer of antiques with over 35 years’ experience in the business and an ongoing love of beautiful objects. Sam specializes in Modern Design, including Scandinavian ceramics and glass, with a special interest in Scandinavian and Canadian Modernist jewellery, also good vintage fashion. “”At Wychwood, in addition to our many collections of vintage modernist jewellery, we’ll also have a variety of vintage smalls, such as vintage perfume bottles, scarves, purses and vintage fabric.”
Laura Deviani, Sayalove Vintage, Toronto
“Vintage is versatile. Vintage is timeless. Sayalovevintage offers a contemporary look using vintage clothing and accessories.

I do find every era is unique in its own way with its own characteristics. For Wychwood I will bring assorted vintage fur pieces along with beaded dresses and handbags.

Not to forget Halloween just around the corner, i will be featuring some of my favourite vintage pieces that you can use for a ‘costume’ as well as your daily outfit. For an example: Wednesday Addams from Addams family, Queen of hearts, Cleopatra and more.”
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Pulver Zajfman and Yank Azman, Toronto
A dynamic team, Yank and Pulver surf their trapline almost daily. The result is a booth consistently showing off quality and variety. “For the ladies, we’ll have a selection of vintage hats.”

Factory Girl Vintage, Robin Tillmanns, Cambridge
“I love vintage clothes because they seem to make extravagance less costly to obtain, and I like to imagine the story behind each piece. Who wore it, where did she wear it, and who did she meet? Was it her favourite hat? Did she save up for it?
I love the mystery of vintage clothes.”
-Dita Von Teese

“I’m really digging the Bohemian fashion trends this year. Here’s a peak at some of the boho chic in the Factory Girl Vintage collection…”

Andrew Zegers Design, Toronto
Andrew has been a collector and dealer since he was in high school. Lately, he has been the host of Slice TV’s ‘Extreme Collector’.

He sends 4 photos of wares he is saving for Wychwood, along with image captions.

Image 1 A man can never have enough shoes (Ted Baker, Prada, Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, and more…)
Image 2 Designer style “bling” for men (Gucci shoes and sun glasses, Hermes ties)
Image 3 Travelling shoe salesman cases 1950′s
Image 4 Ladies handbags (Ferragamo, Fendi, Coach, Louis Vuitton, Matt & Natt, and many more)
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Adeline Pelosi, Whitby “For almost 30 years, I have had a passion for antique and vintage textiles. Each item in my collection was a chosen treasure.”

“For the Wychwood show, along with pillowcases, napkins, hankys, dresses, monogrammed linens and antique fabrics, I will have a unique girls lace christening gown, a faux leopard swing coat and a black velvet hooded opera coat.”

Anne Purwitsky, Annetique Boutique, Thornhill
We are looking forward to see everyone again at the fall show at Wychwood Barns. This time we will have a fabulous 1930′s ostrich feather hat and muff.

We have a selection of men’s clothing accessories including vintage wool and cashmere scarves, many Italian silk pocket hankies, silk neckties including bow ties, and linen hankies. There are some pieces of very fine hand embroidery from the trousseau of a European aristocrat. Last but not least, a great selection of antique French lace table linens and of course my usual selection of vintage buttons, sewing notions and some wonderful estate antique table linens. See you there!

Margaret Black, Maple Glen Antiques, Marsville
This will be Maple Glen’s fourth time at the Wychwood Vintage Clothing Show. Here is some background into the Victorian and Edwardian clothing that I will be bringing to the show. There was a series on television called “Coppers”. It was set in the 1800′s in New York City where in reality it was filmed in Toronto. The wardrobe designers scoured New York State and Ontario for period clothing and amassed a large collection for the show. When the series was terminated I acquired most of the clothing including shoes, petticoats, nightgowns, vests, skirts, etc. Two black velvet and beaded capes are among the outstanding items from this collection. I will also bring some lovely linens, sewing trims, vintage hats and purses, as well as a showcase brimming with perfume bottles, compacts and vintage manicure items. I look forward to displaying some of my treasures at Wychwood and sharing my love of all things feminine with you.

Claude Provost, D’Colage, Montreal
“Art, design, quality hand crafting, those are some of the reasons that still give me pleasure in what I do. Vintage has always been for me, a great passion for those reasons. The design influenced or created by fashion, the history and stories attached to each pieces from the past, the colours and presence of these timeless items is my great motivation to prolong their lives. As fashion is inspired by the sixties for Spring 2016, I will display different pieces that exude the feeling from that era at Wychwood.”

Also, meet these outstanding dealers at Wychwood in October:

Karen Jeffery Collection, Mississauga

English Eccentrics, Toronto

Antiques and Vintage by Linda, Cambridge

Richard Fulton, Toronto

Plantation Antiques/Vintage, Toronto

Nouveau Riche Vintage, Toronto

Breathless Vintage, Toronto

Erica Peck, Toronto

Joie de Vivre, Sarnia

Norma’s, Fort Erie

And more.


Wychwood Barns – a superb venue:

Wychwood Barns is one of Toronto’s newest event venues. In 1913 the Toronto Transit Commission built the structure in order to be able to service its fleet of streetcars. It functioned for many decades before becoming redundant. A major renovation was undertaken over the last few years, transforming the barns into a magnificent community resource. Reopened in 2008, it is now home to art galleries, artist studios, a regular farmers’ market, and more.

The centrepiece of the complex is the ‘Covered Street’, a 200 foot long room, formerly used to overhaul streetcars, but now a spacious event facility. Industrial-chic is the design theme, exposed red brick walls, a wonderful end-to-end glass skylight forming a roof, vintage TTC photographs on the walls. In short, a perfect venue for our Vintage Clothing show.

Getting There

Wychwood Barns is at 601 Christie Street, west of Bathurst, south of St. Clair. It occupies a block between Christie Street on the west and Wychwood Avenue on the east.

Parking is extremely limited at Wychwood Barns, in compliance with the building’s environmental LEED certification. As such, visitors should consider taking public transit to the site.

St. Clair streetcar #512 runs along St. Clair and connects with St. Clair West Subway station.

Christie bus #126 runs from the Bloor Subway station north on Christie and stops at the door.

Bathurst bus #7 is two blocks east of the barns and runs from Bloor Subway line north on Bathurst.
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